Book Reviews

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A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
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Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
age 14+
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
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Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
By Matt Whyman
(2006)
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
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Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
age 14+
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
age 14+
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
age 14+
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
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Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
age 14+
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
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Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
By Susan McBride
(2008)

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